Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to speak at Abu Dhabi's aerospace summit

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to speak at Abu Dhabi's aerospace summit

Set to give a speech in the UAE capital next month

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World-famous US astronaut and second person to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, has been named as a keynote speaker at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi

On April 8, 84-year-old Buzz Aldrin is set to speak on the second day of Abu Dhabi's Global Aerospace Summit, providing industry leaders with his view on his vision for space exploration, mission to mars legacy and his take on the latest developments in aerospace and space technology.

As a pioneering astronaut, who set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11 on July 21, 1969, Aldrin will also explain his vision for the future and the path that he proposes for humans to travel to Mars by the 2030's - as well as encouraging permanent human exploration and settlement of space.

"I see the larger advances in humanity here on planet earth will come when decisions are made to move earthlings from one planet, where we've evolved for thousands and thousands of years, to the enormously historic beginning of a settlement and the colonization of another planet," Aldrin said.


The Global Aerospace Summit will take place in Abu Dhabi from April 7 to 8 2014.